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Wilbur, Richard 1921-

Overview
Works: 854 works in 1,875 publications in 3 languages and 66,370 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Interviews  Original cast recordings  Operas  Musicals  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Translator, Lyricist, Author of screenplay, Librettist, Editor, Performer, ite, Signer, Other, Speaker, tra, Creator, Compiler, Contributor, Adapter, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PS3545.I32165, 811.52
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Most widely held works about Richard Wilbur
 
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Most widely held works by Richard Wilbur
New and collected poems by Richard Wilbur( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 2,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection including six earlier volumes of Wilbur's poetry, twenty-seven new poems, and a cantata
Tartuffe; comedy in five acts, 1669 by Molière( Book )

26 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An imposter cleric gets into the house of the wealthy Orgon, whom he fools into promising him his wealth, position, and his young daughter. The translation into English verse of one of Molière's most masterful and most popular plays. A continuous delight from beginning to end (Richard Eberhart). Introduction by Richard Wilbur
Walking to sleep; new poems and translations by Richard Wilbur( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems, 1943-2004 by Richard Wilbur( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Over the course of his distinguished sixty-year career, Richard Wilbur has written seventeen collections of poetry, four children's books, and numerous works in prose and translations. This comprehensive collection presents Wilbur's poems, including several new and never before published. In trackless woods, it puzzled me to find; Four great rock maples seemingly aligned, As if they had been set out in a row; Before some house a century ago, To edge the property and lend some shade. I looked to see if ancient wheels had made; Old ruts to which the trees ran parallel, But there were none, so far as I could tell- There'd been no roadway. Nor could I find the square; Depression of a cellar anywhere, And so I tramped on further, to survey; Amazing patterns in a hornbeam spray; Or spirals in a pine cone, under trees ;Not subject to our stiff geometries.-from "In Trackless Woods."
Responses : prose pieces, 1953-1976 by Richard Wilbur( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new and expanded edition of the first book of essays and reviews by one of America's great poets. This edition contains an updated introduction by the author and a major essay, "The House of Poe."" "In the minds of many, Richard Wilbur is the "godfather" of the New Formalist and New Narrative poetries. In addition to his award-winning poetry and his superb translations of Moliere and others, Wilbur has for decades written some of the most generous, insightful, and truthful literary criticism of our time."--Jacket
The poems of Richard Wilbur by Richard Wilbur( Book )

20 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection includes Advice to a Prophet and Other Poems, Things of This World, Ceremony and Other Poems, and The Beautiful Changes and Other Poems. "One of the best poets of his generation, Richard Wilbur has imagined excellence, and has created it" (Richard Eberhart, New York Times Book Review)
The disappearing alphabet by Richard Wilbur( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty-six short poems pondering what the world would be like if any letters of the alphabet should disappear
Things of this world : poems by Richard Wilbur( Book )

9 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candide by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

53 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candide: Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Book: Lillian Hellman and Richard Wilbur
The misanthrope ; and Tartuffe by Molière( Book )

9 editions published between 1954 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the MISANTHROPE, Alceste begins as a man who loves mankind so much that he cannot brook flattery or hypocrisy and winds up withdrawing from society in disgust. In Tartuffe, unctuous, cunning and evil Tartuffe insinuates himself into the home of substantial citizen Orgon. Tartuffe almost succeeds in driving the son away, marrying the daughter, seducing the wife and depriving Orgon of all his possessions
Advice to a prophet, and other poems by Richard Wilbur( Book )

14 editions published between 1961 and 1967 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The school for wives : comedy in five acts, 1662 by Molière( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic comedy set in 17th-century France with the aged guardian versus young man as suitor of young woman
The mind-reader by Richard Wilbur( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opposites by Richard Wilbur( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty poems about unusual opposites of familiar words
Candide by Leonard Bernstein( )

30 editions published between 1955 and 1987 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pig in the spigot : poems by Richard Wilbur( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhyming text gives many examples of short words found within longer ones such as "pig" in "spigot" and "ant" in "pantry."
Don Juan : comedy in five acts, 1665 by Molière( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Juan, the "Seducer of Seville," originated as a hero-villain of Spanish folk legend, is a famous lover and scoundrel who has made more than a thousand sexual conquests. One of Moliere's best-known plays, Don Juan was written while Tartuffe was still banned on the stages of Paris, and shared much with the outlawed play. Modern directors transform Don Juan in every new era, as each director finds something new to highlight in this timeless classic. Richard Wilbur's flawless translation will be the standard for generations to come, as have his translations of Moliere's other plays. Witty, urbane, and poetic in its prose, Don Juan is, most importantly, as funny now as it was for audiences when it was first presented
Amphitryon by Molière( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation set in rhyme of a French classic. It tells of Jupiter's affair with the wife of a Greek general. Says Jupiter: "Your love for me was very weak, perforce, / If by so small a thing it was undone! / Should a little joke occasion a divorce, / And should one bridle at what was meant in fun?"
The bungler by Molière( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wilbur's brilliant translation of Molière's early farce
Poems, 1943-1956 by Richard Wilbur( Book )

15 editions published between 1956 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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New and collected poems
Alternative Names
Purdy Wilbur, Richard 1921-

Ricardus Wilbur

Richard Wilbur amerikansk poet

Richard Wilbur poeta statunitense

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Wilbur, Richard Purdy

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Tartuffe; comedy in five acts, 1669Collected poems, 1943-2004Responses : prose pieces, 1953-1976The poems of Richard WilburThe disappearing alphabetThe misanthrope ; and TartuffeThe pig in the spigot : poemsDon Juan : comedy in five acts, 1665